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Joan Jett. Courtesy photo.
BOB I April 16, 2014 at 04:47 pm
LBJ::who the hell is joan jett?
Former Ports resident April 16, 2014 at 05:02 pm
Pat Benatar wants to protect zebras - go ahead folks, hit me with your best shot
Leave RI April 16, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Fire away
Otters. File photo.
steven rouleau April 15, 2014 at 09:14 am
OK so, it seems to me that no person on here that commented has contacted their rep to get theRead More purpose of this bill. I am the person who had contacted rep chippendale to draft this bill. A few points: 1 This bill would NOT open a hunting season on otters! This bill would put the authority back in the hands of RIDEM to manage otters if need be. 2 Rhode Island is the only state on the east coast without and otter management plan in place because of this law. 3 River otters are the only native species in the state that RIDEM cannot manage 4 River otters are over abundant in this state. If you walk around most lakes,pond or rivers in RI you will see otter sign everywhere. They are mostly nocturnal, that is why they are not seen when walking through the woods on a daily basis. I will ask, how many other species do you see while walking through the woods? 5 I have had many calls over the years from people with trout ponds that were decimated by otters, ornamental goldfish ponds that otters have ruined, baby pet ducks that have been killed all at once by otters...etc. 6 Those of you who think we should "hunt" representative Chippendale, you are just showing your lack of intelligence by making threatening comments! 7 There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of proposed bills put forth by state reps each year on behalf of constituents. I agree this bill would not end potholes, put people to work, lower taxes etc. But if a constituent feels it is something that needs to be addressed, your rep will do their best to move it forward for you.
steven rouleau April 15, 2014 at 09:49 am
Please feel free to debate me on this subject!
steven rouleau April 16, 2014 at 06:07 am
I guess you DOA people don't want to speak to someone that is sane!
Marijuana. File photo.
Rose Marie Huth April 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Last I checked, the economy in RI is the worst in the Country...what is happening to your tax $$,Read More your lottery $$ for education now. What makes you so sure the $$ from pot will be funneled to REALLY improve the state? Have the State Legislators said how this $$ would be used? Or are you just giving them more $$ to squander? For the people who are currently smoking illegally, are you doing so with your small infant children, grandchildren, and other family members present? Have you asked them if they want to be included in your recreational habit? Are they also getting high from your second hand smoke? Parents are supposed to be protecting their children from influences that could harm them...that is why we have safety car seats etc....what would you be doing to them now. Dr.'s tell their pregnant patients not to smoke, drink, eat shell fish, and not to take an aspirin. But, as soon as the child is born you will expose them to a substance that could be harmful to them. Also, I understand that there is a law on the books in RI for parents who get caught DUI with children in the car. No doubt there was a need for that. I believe the legislators helped that law get passed and saw the dangers there. All of a sudden now they see revenue! Clearly the state needs more ideas or a different group to who will have the ideas to change the economic climate in RI without jeopardizing everyone else.
Pam April 13, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Really? Who buys alcohol on the "black market"? Legal pot seems to be working fine alreadyRead More in Colorado. Legalizing all drugs would ensure crappy heroin isn't Killing off dozens of people and the taxes from drugs would go toward getting people off drugs for good. Putting people in jail for drugs, the US solution to the drug problem, obviously has not worked one whit. I an tired of paying for our bloated justice system and I'm ready to try something new. We couldn't do any worse than we 're doing.
Vinnie B. April 13, 2014 at 08:55 pm
@ Rose Let me get this straight, so because RI is corrupt and poor with managing money, theRead More marijuana would be the problem?
Steve Fay April 11, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Great vision and a solution to the job issue here in this state. Thank you representative forRead More brushing aside all the nonsense and doing the "people's" work for a better community. For all those who disagree fine, attack me don't attack this man for you have no idea what he has been through and must endure constantly!
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Cheap Guy April 11, 2014 at 09:49 pm
The opposite would be nice, If kids had to accompany their parents (or even their grand-parents toRead More their work-place) once each year. Kids could learn what the real world is like.
skeeter April 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Peter A. Filippi III April 12, 2014 at 09:12 am
As a conservative Republican, I strongly believe in free enterprise such as school vouchers thatRead More would eliminate many concerns such as this but would also address the need to enhance academic standards and lower costs etc…
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Cheap Guy April 10, 2014 at 02:28 pm
I have a Rainbow plate on my car. I enjoy the insults from the pea-party loons and otherRead More conservative rubes (why do righties HATE rainbows ?) ...LOL Best 99 cent investment EVER
CB11 April 10, 2014 at 02:48 pm
... the usual dribble from the self-proclaimed "TOLERANT" ... I bet I have more gay andRead More racially mixed relatives in my family than you'd ever allow in yours! That being said, please take your infantile bashing and bullying to another blog! It's not wanted here.... I have a feeling that, as much as you like to believe it, it's not the rainbow plate on your car that causes the insults but the person driving it.
Cheap Guy April 10, 2014 at 03:22 pm
CB11 1. When did I claim to be "TOLERANT' ? 2. There are NO gay or racially mixed folks in myRead More family. not that is any of your business 3. Just the mention of my rainbow plate draws insults like yours (infantile...bashing...bullying.. LOL)
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jim halsband April 7, 2014 at 11:26 am
Jack, thank you for presenting your righteous indignation which both mirrors and buttresses my own.Read More I offer solution based ideas backed with real technology that will not only directly address and solve plastic waste problems but with it comes jobs, but no one has put forth the requisite means to advance the proposed solution to the sustainable reality that it is. The machinery that I am referring to converts waste plastic bag, styrofoam and plastic buckets into oil, which can be used directly as home heating fuel or diesel fuel, and the actual recovery cost per gallon is about 30 cents. Imagine, home heating oil for 30 cents per gallon while creating jobs and a burgeoning ancillary industry, i.e. technicians, engineering methods to harvest fallow plastics, etc. BUT, in RI with unemployment at obscene levels, those with the means to advance my project to reality have no interest in anything other than self interests and idle rich self indulgences, or so it appears after 3 years of pushing this rock up a steep slippery incline! Let's just arrest people for using bags, I just do not see the benefit. And yes, the sponsor of this bill mentioned in this article is a member of ALEC as are a dozen more of our elected officials. Maybe we should ban conflict of interest politicians.
Jack Baillargeron April 7, 2014 at 11:38 am
The tech exist, Jim and this State who needs businesses to move here should consider getting intoRead More that type of business since we obviously have the Port capability to do a massive project of that size. I also support desalinization as an option to water problems cause by never doing Big River project. This State spends so much time on socialization and feel good crappola it boggles the mind. Jobs that pay better than low wage tourism jobs is the answer and this stuff is nothing more than voter scams to get re-elected in my opinion.
Dark star April 8, 2014 at 07:39 am
Jim Halisband, you win the Patch award (aka a "Patchie") for the category "The MostRead More Affected by Conspiracy Theories". You narrowly edged out the NK high school teacher worried about wifi killing kids. Well done sir.
Rep. Langevin is presented with the Distinguished Service Congressional Award at the Star of Education awards ceremony and spring meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.
Bob April 4, 2014 at 01:10 pm
" longtime supporter of job and skills training programs" seems to be really working outRead More for Rhode Isand ...another fraud in a suit in Washington
Einstein April 4, 2014 at 06:03 pm
Matiello passes the 'Wealth' around to his friends. Now we know why she supported Mattiello. YouRead More scratch my Back, and I'll scratch yours. This is 'Oh So Rhode Island'. Well if she was an 'Honest' Rep... It has now been flushed down the Toilet.
New Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
george goncalo March 26, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Speaker of a house of idiots. Wow, what an honor.
Einstein March 26, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Wonderfull! I Wonder hope long it will be before he and his Stooges will be arrested. He wasRead More hand-picked by Gordon Fox... That, in itself, speaks volumes.
Lotta Krapp March 26, 2014 at 09:19 pm
: Leo Skenyon, has had a long career as an administrator in the state court system. His lastRead More reported salary: $109,204.81" Wasn't Skenyon the "Administrator" who somehow couldn't account for MILLIONS at the Traffic Tribunal.... What a joke!!!! Yup, Mattiello is going to broker "change"... ROFLMAO
Gordon Fox. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
Fed Up March 24, 2014 at 06:26 pm
Last election I was in the Providence Place Mall. After leaving instead of taking 195 back toRead More Tiverton I decided to take a detour through the East Side. There were dozens and dozens of yard signs in the Freeman Plat section of Providence where his district was. I would love to knock on all those doors of those huge homes and ask all those limousine liberals who had his reelection signs in their yards And ask "What do you think of him now?"
Einstein March 24, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Patch Censorship at its Best.
Einstein March 24, 2014 at 07:17 pm
What people don't realize is that Gordon Fox isn't gone, just like Joe Montalbano isn't gone. TheyRead More just go Underground (or is that in a Sewer?)
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Chris12 March 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
SMD - Well stated. VOTE THEM ALL OUT in November
Einstein March 24, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Wow! I heard of Cock Fights, Dog Fights but I never saw a Weasel Fight. Interesting. I think theRead More Fox thing is much ado about nothing... This investigation, aside from garnering press coverage, will go nowhere fast. I'm amazed that everyone is surprised to find that Fox is a Crook. No wonder these Idiots keep getting re-elected. RI'ers are 'Stupid' beyond belief. The last time around a Plastic Bag Salesman and a Lawn Mower Repairman, but the 'Big Fish' clearly got away with Murder. A Judge and a Lobbyist? Give me a break.
Larry Gotch March 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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FYI March 24, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Just write letters to the president telling him to surprise audit/visit everyone in our state house.Read More I bet they would all love it!!
FYI March 24, 2014 at 04:37 pm
PS I bet that would solve ALL our toll problems!! It IS illegal to toll the Sakonnet RiverRead More Bridge!!!
george goncalo March 24, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Will Foxy's husband get a pension when Foxy goes to the federal slammer? Is Rhode Island trying toRead More keep up with Massachusetts for the number of house leaders who have resigned because of corruption? Tolls on the bridges are illegal and so are all the activities of R.I. legislators!
Gordon Fox. File photo.
Leave RI March 24, 2014 at 03:32 pm
^^ you Otto...out of the gene pool. You're an oxygen thief.
Leave RI March 24, 2014 at 03:36 pm
Fox is the states version of the Poopflinger in chief. A first rate liar and a third rate buncoRead More artist cheating and thieving for personal gain. They both need to go on apology tours. Fox for contributing for the trashing of the state and the poopflinger for trashing the country.
CB11 March 25, 2014 at 08:09 am
He was targeted because he's CORRUPT. Being gay probably protected him FROM being investigated. TheRead More fact that he stepped down so quickly tells me they found something for him to be very worried about.
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Becca March 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
He is just another one... Don't vote him in November!
Gene Chevrette March 23, 2014 at 11:45 am
OK Mattiello take the job but with the understanding that it is a 4 year term only, and then yourRead More out of the speakers position. This way the speaker does not have a stranglehold on all the power. Hopefully the reps will vote for an honest leader who has the citizens of RI in mind every time he makes a decision, rather than the normal agenda that has been there for years. Something has to give. This is the time for change. I'm not too enthusiastic about the outcome of this, after all it is, corrupt RI politics as usual
mrfixit March 23, 2014 at 07:52 pm
boy these politicians are like sharks when the see blood the attack
Becca March 22, 2014 at 09:41 pm
He has his own issues with the colonel & the police dept!
Fed Up March 23, 2014 at 06:43 am
Frank Macedo are you afraid of what was in those documents the FBI took? Your name perhaps?
Jim L March 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
if He doesn't rsign every rep gets ticketed overnite, for parking in a state lot while notRead More helpingthe state h
William F Horan March 22, 2014 at 11:53 am
The RI General Assembly could be associated with mob like RICO behaviors & a companion lateRead More August Ocean Drive low tide odor! Yes, is it finally time to change out the players on this dysfunctional ball team at the next vote. Yes, this concentration of evil must be removed.
Gene Chevrette March 22, 2014 at 04:54 pm
The vultures are already out, and the body is not even cold! Is there is no humanity in ourRead More legislature. Very sad state of affairs for the citizens of RI.
Thedore Barra March 23, 2014 at 07:22 am
yea hes gonna move the money right into his pocket the toll will be tripled so he can take it forRead More vacations
An automated license plate reader. File photo.
Al Smith March 22, 2014 at 09:54 am
I think the bill is too restrictive. The police within strict guidelines should be able to use thisRead More tool in their work. Example: Plate observed in known drug area, and is found stopped on the side of a street in another neighborhood "talking" (most likely dealing) to someone.
my world March 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm
yea pretty soon we will have mandated asshole implants. to see when we farted so they can mail us aRead More ticket for a smog violation!! but remember its all in the name of law enforcement,
my world March 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm
To proud resident; VICTIMS stolen car that's a hoot. I pay insurance for that reason no one is 100%Read More legit not even you ! not cops judges or lawyers bankers priests teachers building inspectors no one !
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Tom Badger March 21, 2014 at 02:42 pm
I think the 3rd coast is the Gulf Coast . To warm and humid in the summers for me pal . Oh I stayRead More here in RI because I have elderly in my family and I'm a senior citizen myself lol . I have my reason's Chris believe me while I cruise around here with a clothes pin on my nose when that skank Nancy Pelosi visits her DemoCRAP relatives in Pawtucket a few times per year lol . Luckily I live a good distance from that cesspool of a sanctuary city pal .
Chris Christensen March 21, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Corpus Christi, TX Tom. I got what you are saying. Have a good weekend.
Tom Badger March 21, 2014 at 06:12 pm
That is a good place Chris . Cheers from Coventry in Central Rhode/Rhouges Island .
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K-Stick March 18, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Rhode Island really needs to stop looking for the quick fix and get serious about change. Start byRead More looking at the name of the state: Rhode ISLAND. We are currently wedged in between two of the highest taxed states in the Union. If we create an economic island in between these two states, an island with less regulatory-red-tape, with more aggressive STATE-WIDE tax incentives (not just the ones that drive 52-year old businesses out of state), people will come to Rhode Island for things like gas, cigarettes, clothing, tourism. Take advantage of the things we have that make business more competitive: I-95 corridor, rail, short and global shipping...Then, incentivize schools to not just encourage students to go to college, but to learn a trade, and invest in domestic manufacturing. Why should we subsidize URI to make students who will enter the RI (9.2% unemployment) Job market? They're just going to leave RI to find work...subsidize building a manufacturing base here in little Rhodey. All this BS about a quick fix is going to keep the status quo...oh, and you know what else will keep the status quo? Re-electing our state leaders who have been driving us into the ground. And if you think it's everyone else's fault and your local rep is working for you? Guess again, they are part of the culture that is driving us deeper and deeper into the hole.
Steven r March 19, 2014 at 06:43 am
I guess the existing companies do not count
Moses Calouro March 19, 2014 at 08:50 am
The EDC/RI Commerce Corp (Famous for backing 38 Studios) should have a plan in the can for boostingRead More business in RI. They have come up with some great ones like Mass Exodus which brought competition for our company straight to providence with free competitor advertising and state business. The state needs to back existing RI businesses and not allow competitors to move in next door, steal employees, and obtain large competitive advantages by not paying taxes.
Einstein March 16, 2014 at 06:05 pm
'Music Registry'... Another Money Grab by the Morons in the General Assembly. JOBS, Boys andRead More Girls... JOBS.
Einstein March 16, 2014 at 06:07 pm
Innovative Health Care Delivery? Try signing on through HealthsourceRI... It's a JOKE. As for theRead More new HC Authority... Some Lemming Relatives and Friends must need jobs. Real JOBS Boys and Girls... Not those created for your Friends.
Einstein March 16, 2014 at 06:09 pm
Constitutional Convention Questions? Held for Further Study and Buried in Paiva-Weed and Fox's BackRead More Yards.
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C Wayne Craft March 16, 2014 at 09:32 am
I don't believe that we should use this technology to circumvent our obligations as elected, orRead More appointed officials. In this case when someone spends thousands of dollars to get elected, and commit to attending there respective meetings, they should at the very least,be available to the public.
Politics Sheriff of NK March 16, 2014 at 01:21 pm
They need software that allows the public to watch, archive the meeting for future public access,Read More and for the members of the public to speak as if at a real meeting. Then it should be tried on a limited basis and evaluated from there.
Gerryann Ashworth March 16, 2014 at 02:53 pm
State Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis.
Einstein March 12, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Go get 'em, Lou.
Leave RI March 12, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Patriot Guard was also created to protect the family from the primates of the Westboro Church.Read More ......."a Joint Resolution creating a special joint commission to study the feasibility of establishing"....um what? The rest is very cute though.
coventry taxpayer 2 March 13, 2014 at 09:40 am
Lou funny how election year your face is everywhere, How about helping with Coventry problems onceRead More in a while? One Town- One Department maybe...your silence is deafening!!!!!!
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Don Thela March 13, 2014 at 06:43 pm
24 million for just ADMINISTRATION! Think it would be easier to just buy policies on the open marketRead More for those without insurance? I knew when Obummer first touted this idea it was a losing proposition. Anything you can think of the feds took over and did better than the states?
Leave RI March 14, 2014 at 09:05 am
That Opoopflinger care has caused more issues to the whole country than the pension issues caused inRead More this state. Gumpy couldn't handle the pressure of managing any of it. It's like having 20 dollar car insurance. When it's time to fix your car you pay the first 10,000 thousand dollars and only then will the insurance kick in.
Don Thela March 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm
Did anyone read the latest change to Obummercare? You can opt out in writing by telling them youRead More don't like any plans available, PROOF is "optional" lmfao well i guess thats an easy out huh? Why would anyone pay?
An rendition of what the Plainridge Park Casino would look like. Photo Credit: Plainridge Park Casino
Russell Archambault March 11, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Plainridge is expected to create 1,000 jobs during the construction phase, and 500 new permanentRead More jobs once the project is completed, and 10's of thousands of poorer people. HAVE A GOOD TIME SUCKERS!
Otto March 12, 2014 at 09:04 am
It's sad that RI depends so much on gambling revenue. The liberal democrats in the generalRead More assembly pride themselves on looking out for the poor to justify the generous benefits we taxpayers give to those who don't work. Yet they embrace gambling revenue which is the most regressive tax that targets the lower income folks.
Glen M March 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Ma Casinos will be smoke free! Il never step in Twin River again!
Larry Gotch March 13, 2014 at 07:38 am
Question? What qualifies someone to be a politician anyway?
Al Gagne March 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm
dphs 18 - You forgot to add the TAX that will be levied on these visitors prior to leaving theRead More visitor center. The G.A. will never pass anything without a tax attached to it.
Otto March 10, 2014 at 01:20 pm
You left out applying for a marijuana card and maybe you could have the Heavy Hitter at theRead More welcoming center giving advice on how to get a tax free disability pension with free health care and free law school.
Steve March 11, 2014 at 09:49 am
Speaking of Marijuana Cards... Who do I have to pay off to get the first legal Marijuana RetailRead More Outlet here in RI? :)
Tammy Duxbury. Credit: Tammy Duxbury
LongGoneAndHappy March 6, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Does she have a horn sticking out of her forehead? It's going to take a unicorn to replace Ted.
Luckycat March 7, 2014 at 10:28 am
I agree with you longgone, Ted will be tough to replace but this lady sounds like a good start! IRead More sat at several TC meetings where Ted brought ideas before the board and was shot down by the other members....we need a few of those members replaced to help her out.
the fishmen March 9, 2014 at 10:35 am
Sometimes a good back scratch is not a bad thing. Good luck TD
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